What are those ...

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What are those ...

Postby notwal » Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:01 am

... tiny soft bodied flies that hang around in great clouds on bike paths in the evenings and mornings and stick to your sweaty face and eyeballs?

ARRGH They drive me NUTS.

Must get some clear (un)sunnies before I go blind.
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Re: What are those ...

Postby Max » Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:12 am

I dunno, but they taste bad too :( :( :(

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Re: What are those ...

Postby Fletcher » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:05 am

Seen em here too, and tasted em. Not like chicken at all.
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Re: What are those ...

Postby Max » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:27 am

Copped a mouthful of them on my ride this morning. Ended up having to wipe my tongue with my jersey sleeve. Yuk.

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Re: What are those ...

Postby The Womble » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:58 am

Midges?
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Re: What are those ...

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:27 pm

The Womble wrote:Midges?


Well I wish she'd keep them locked up. I can't stand peoples who let their pets roam :P
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Re: What are those ...

Postby CommuRider » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:42 pm

Protein!

They love lights too.
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Re: What are those ...

Postby hannos » Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:28 pm

They're not very nice in the lungs either.
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Re: What are those ...

Postby notwal » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:21 pm

The Womble wrote:Midges?


I don't think so. Midges are a bit like tiny mozzies. These are more like fruit flies - soft and slow and gormless and utterly devoid of defences except for their willingness to suicide in your eyes and mouth and lungs. Who would think that such an innocuous creature could be such pain in the bum.

I was just reading about caffeine. It turns out that not only is it the normal exudate of cyclists but it is a natural insecticide. Maybe its just cyclists that are the unwitting bane of these creatures. We blunder into these clouds of innocent fun loving flying creatures and send them to their deaths but do we sympathise with them? No. We curse them like psychopaths. Well I only have so much empathy to share around and I don't have any for these scum. More caffeine. Tons of it. And pyrethrums. And flame throwers. What ever it takes.
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Re: What are those ...

Postby ZepinAtor » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:34 pm

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Re: What are those ...

Postby rustychisel » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:06 pm

:D :D :D

my... crank is this long
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Re: What are those ...

Postby just4tehhalibut » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:30 pm

My dork factor is this big but at least I don't have to pick the grit out of my teeth after I commute home.
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